MotoGP: Qatar Test Day Two Results

03/14/2011 @ 2:47 pm, by Jensen Beeler2 COMMENTS

MotoGP: Qatar Test Day Two Results Ben Spies Qatar test Day two

MotoGP’s last pre-season test concluded today in Qatar, as riders finished their second day of lapping around the Losail International Circuit. Conditions were colder than yesterday, and the wind made its presence known earlier in the day than before. At the start of the session, riders seemed reluctant to take to the track, but it wasn’t long before testing was underway in earnest.

Once again the Hondas proved to be very fast, accounting for three out of the Top 5 fastest riders for the day. Unlike Sunday, the Yamaha camp was divided in progress, as Ben Spies was very comfortable with the day’s results, while Jorge Lorenzo, in the best of light, was frustrated with being unable to keep pace with Stoner and Pedrosa (and his teammate). The Ducatis continued to struggle in the windy conditions, again showing issues with turn-in. Sixth quickest, Randy de Puniet topped the time sheet for the Italian manufacturer, followed by Nicky Hayden (9th), Hector Barbera (11th), and then Valentino Rossi (13th). MotoGP’s testing at Qatar saw just about every Ducati end up in the gravel trap, with the majority doing so at Turn 2, a problem spot on the track in the past.

MotoGP riders will get Tuesday off from riding, and then go into a four-day program for this race weekend, taking to the track once again Thursday night. Stay tuned to Asphalt & Rubber, as we’ll will be here in Qatar for the rest of the week covering the first race of the 2011 MotoGP season.

Pos.RiderTeamFastest lapPrev. GapLead. GapLaps
1Casey StonerRepsol Honda Team1:55.681--46
2Dani PedrosaRepsol Honda Team1:55.745+0.064+0.06439
3Ben SpiesYamaha Factory Racing1:56.294+0.549+0.61345
4Marco SimoncelliSan Carlo Honda Gresini1:56.433+0.139+0.75270
5Andrea DoviziosoRepsol Honda Team1:56.439+0.006+0.75858
6Randy De PunietPramac Racing Team1:56.445+0.006+0.76467
7Jorge LorenzoYamaha Factory Racing1:56.707+0.262+1.02648
8Colin EdwardsMonster Yamaha Tech 31:56.716+0.009+1.03557
9Nicky HaydenDucati Marlboro Team1:56.726+0.010+1.04568
10Hiroshi AoyamaSan Carlo Honda Gresini1:56.740+0.014+1.05973
11Hector BarberaMapfre Aspar Team1:56.798+0.058+1.11762
12Alvaro BautistaRizla Suzuki MotoGP1:56.931+0.133+1.25063
13Valentino RossiDucati Marlboro Team1:56.988+0.057+1.30750
14Loris CapirossiPramac Racing Team1:57.345+0.357+1.66462
15Cal CrutchlowMonster Yamaha Tech 31:57.730+0.385+2.04928
16Karel AbrahamCardion AB Motoracing1:57.846+0.116+2.16549
17Toni EliasLCR Honda MotoGP1:58.536+0.690+2.85557

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